Galleria Marchetti Wedding: Natalie & Jeff

A bride and groom pose for a portrait before their Gallery Marchetti wedding.

After shooting their engagement session, I knew that Natalie and Jeff’s Galleria Marchetti wedding would be fantastic! They are such a fun loving, beautiful couple who are both incredibly natural in front of the camera, allowing us to get some great moments of the two of them just being themselves.

I started off at the Waldorf Astoria with Natalie for getting ready photos. I love working at that hotel and their room was full of natural light and had enough space for everyone to get ready comfortably. While I was shooting the ladies, Chris was with Jeff photographing at their apartment. When everyone was ready we headed downstairs for the first look outside the hotel and stopped for portraits at the Kinzie St. Bridge and the Bassment, where they had their first date!

We were concerned about rain the whole day but at the last minute they were able to make the call to have their ceremony outside. The greenery around the ceremony space is so gorgeous and makes for an incredible backdrop and I was so grateful that the rain held off!

After the ceremony, the couple and guests were greeted by a mariachi band who played throughout cocktail hour. I love when my clients add personal elements like this to their wedding!

After dinner and a few dances, guests did the vibora de la mar dance which was a first for me! Guests are invited to dance around the entire venue and they threw Jeff in the air which made for one of my favorite photos of the night!

Thanks so much for having us document your day!

What they said: “Allison was nothing short of perfect. A professional and true artist. She did not miss any special moments and it has been tough choosing photos for our wedding album. Her work is incredible. My husband thought no one could ever meet my expectations – well she surpassed them. We will be forever grateful to you Allison your work will be part of our new family treasures. THANK YOU!”

A bride is reflected in a mirror while getting her makeup done before her Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A wedding dress is reflected in a painting before a Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A groom gets ready before his Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A groom gets ready before his Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A bride adjusts her wedding ring before a Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A bride puts on her shoes before a Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A bride gets ready before her Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A bride holds the flower girl's hand while getting ready for a Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A bride laughs after reading a letter from her family before a Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A bride shares a first look with her dad before a Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A bride and groom share their first look before a Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A bride and groom share a kiss before their Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A bride and groom pose for a portrait before their Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A bride and groom pose for a portrait before their Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A bride and groom share a kiss in their favorite bar before a Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A groom walks down the aisle with his parents during a Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A bride walks down the aisle with her parents during a Gallery Marchetti wedding.
View of a ceremony at a Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A bride and groom hug her parents during a Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A guest gives a reading during a Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A view of a ceremony at a Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A bride smiles at her groom during a Gallery Marchetti wedding ceremony.
A bride and groom share their wedding vows during a Gallery Marchetti wedding ceremony.
A bride and groom share their wedding rings during a Gallery Marchetti wedding ceremony.
A bride and groom laugh together during their Gallery Marchetti wedding ceremony.
A bride and groom celebrate at the end of their Gallery Marchetti wedding ceremony.
A bride and groom celebrate at the end of their Gallery Marchetti wedding ceremony.
A bride and groom share a hug as a mariachi band plays during a Gallery Marchetti wedding.
Members of a mariachi band play during a Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A couple cuts their cake during a Gallery Marchetti wedding.
Gusts listen to a toast during a Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A groom dances with his mom during a Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A bride dances with her dad during a Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A bride and groom share their first dance during a Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A bride and groom share their first dance during a Gallery Marchetti wedding.
A bride and groom share their first dance during a Gallery Marchetti wedding.
Guests dance around the bride and groom during a Gallery Marchetti wedding.
Guests throw the groom into the air at a Gallery Marchetti wedding.
The bride throws her bouquet at a Gallery Marchetti wedding.

Thanks to all of the amazing vendors that made this Galleria Marchetti wedding so great!

Event Planning: Jena Warren with An Affair to Remember

Florist: Steve’s Flower Market

Dessert: Alliance Bakery

Dress: Mira Couture

Suit: Pronovias

Makeup: Shannon O’Brien

Hair Stylist: Erin Graham

DJ: Megan Taylor of Fig Media

Videographer: 312 Films

Venue: Galleria Marchetti

February 28, 2019

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